When planning our big day, we are often overwhelmed with the big details, but it’s often the smaller things that people notice the most. Although many brides dream of a large wedding, many are now preferring to opt for a small intimate occasion, and they are using their creativity and artistic skills to make their day unique and special to them. Here are a few little details you can use that ensure your wedding will be remembered by your guests.
One of the first things your guests see when you’re walking down the aisle is your bouquet. However, these can be expensive, and many brides are disappointed when their flowers wilt after just a couple of days. That’s why many look at making their own alternatives from:
• Wild flowers
• Buttons on wire
• Realistic synthetic flowers
Get creative with the materials and colours you use. This could also be used for the bridesmaid and flower girls’ bouquets, and you could make something that’s fun and co-ordinated.
If guests are enjoying a sit down dinner, they are bound to notice the centrepieces, and they can really change the look and feel of a room. Many couples tie them into their theme or colours, but you really can use your imagination when deciding what you want.
Centrepieces are also useful for illuminating the room during in the evening, and the use of candles, fairy lights, and LEDs can be incorporated into their design. This really gives the room a nice glowing ambience, and allows you to make the most of your space. You can also use mirrors, coloured beads, and other accessories to really enhance the look of your tables as well as fitting in with your themes.
Although some people buy professionally made centrepieces, the beauty of table decorations is that they can be kept simple, and doing it yourself can often save you a lot of money.
When guests receive your invite in the mail, it’s often the first impression they have of your wedding, and it sets the tone for the day. Will your wedding be big and lavish or small and intimate? Will guests be in morning suits, or wearing shorts on the beach? Many couples design their own invitations , as this allows them to get the perfect look, and to choose the right wording to set the tone of the event.
Although favours aren’t essential, many people like giving their guests a little something to take away with them. Favours can also double up as place tags to show guests where they should sit, and also make wonderful table decorations.
Professionally made favours can be expensive, and if you multiply that cost by the number of guests, even the smallest wedding party can end up spending hundreds just on some sugared almonds. That’s why it’s great to try some DIY favours. You can make something unique and original that fits in with your theme, as well as adding an artistic touch that your guests are bound to love.
When it comes to planning a wedding, there’s no limit to how you use your imagination. Whether you’re having a traditional or modern occasion, and no matter what your level of craftiness, there are plenty of projects you can do that will make that special day feel like it was tailored just for you. The best part is, this can often save you money, meaning your wedding will stay in budget, and you’ll have more cash to spend on fun things like the honeymoon.